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France will allow gay men to donate blood after four months

France will allow gay men to donate blood after four months

France has announced it’s revising its rules around gay men, and other men who have sex with men, and blood donation. Now people will only have to abstain from sexual activity for four months before donating blood, previously gay men had to wait for twelve months to be allowed to become donors. The health ministry, which will […]

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Annie Johnston on how The Pinnacle foundation help queer youth

Annie Johnston on how The Pinnacle foundation help queer youth

Applications for the Pinnacle Foundation’s 2020 scholarships are now open – offering assistance for disadvantaged LGBTIQ+ students between 17 and 26 who need help to pursue tertiary studies. The organisation helps disadvantages LGBTIQ+ Australians help find their space in the workplace, with mentoring and support programs as well as scholarships. WA Chair Annie Johnston spoke […]

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Johnson and Johnson start widespread trials of HIV vaccine

Johnson and Johnson start widespread trials of HIV vaccine

Pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson has announced the commencement of a widespread trial of an injectable vaccine for HIV. The vaccine will be tested on people across several countries in Europe as well as in the USA. The company is already running a trial in five countries in southern Africa. 3,800 men who have sex […]

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Join WA Wanderers for an bush walk in Mundaring on Sunday

Join WA Wanderers for an bush walk in Mundaring on Sunday

Due to bad weather this event has been cancelled Walking group WA Wanderers will be heading out on Sunday to walk to the South Ledge in Mundaring. The group will be meeting up at Guildford Railway Station before car pooling up up to Mundaring for the four hour walk through Beelu National Park and the […]

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HIV rates among Singaporean gay men drop as PrEP uptake increases

HIV rates among Singaporean gay men drop as PrEP uptake increases

Australia’s not alone in reporting a big drop in the number of new cases of HIV – Singapore has also just released figures showing a significant downturn.  313 new cases of HIV were recorded during the 2017 to 18 period.  That’s a drop of 28 percent from the previous 12 months – the best result the island […]

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Support The Pinnacle Foundation with a round of bingo

Support The Pinnacle Foundation with a round of bingo

Drag star Feminem will be hosting a social bingo game at The Court Hotel this month to help raise funds for The Pinnacle Foundation. The community based organisation provides mentorship opportunities for LGBT+ youth. The ‘Christmas in July’ themed bingo event is being held on Friday 26th July at The Court Hotel and there are […]

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Community leader Anton Hermann praised for support of LGBTI people

Community leader Anton Hermann praised for support of LGBTI people

Aleph Melbourne have praised the work of Anton Hermann, a leader in Melbourne’s Jewish community, in fostering inclusion and acceptance of LGBTIQ+ people. Hermann was tragically killed in a cycling accident on July 6. Aleph Melbourne is a social, support and advocacy group for same-sex attracted, trans and gender diverse, and intersex people (and allies) who […]

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Born to Sparkle works with Indigenous Elders for NAIDOC week

Born to Sparkle works with Indigenous Elders for NAIDOC week

Born to Sparkle has worked with local Indigenous Elders to create a First Nations-inspired glitter tattoo/sparkle range in time for NAIDOC week. Annually in July, NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia. NAIDOC week celebrates and acknowledges the history, culture and achievements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations people. Born to Sparkle […]

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WA AIDS Council seeks volunteers to help with programs

WA AIDS Council seeks volunteers to help with programs

The WA AIDS Council is looking for people to join their team of volunteers to help deliver essential services that support people living with HIV, encourage the ‘safe sex’ message and improve awareness about living with HIV. Volunteers work on some of the major events the WA AIDS Council is involved in including Naidoc week, […]

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Self care resources released to assist with ‘religious freedom’ debate

Self care resources released to assist with ‘religious freedom’ debate

In advance of the upcoming debate in federal parliament on religious discrimination, community groups supporting lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, and queer people have released a self care resource. The resource provides advice on how to limit the negative impact of the anticipated public debate on LGBTQIA+ people, especially those of faith. “Switchboard Victoria experienced […]

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